Lake Manyara National Park


Lake Manyara National Park

Located at the bottom of a rift valley, Lake Manyara offers an incredible wilderness experience. Despite being the smallest of all national parks in Tanzania ‘s northern circuit, Lake Manyara has a lot to discover. This national park is located in northern Tanzania, encompassing an area of 325 sq. kilometres. This national park is based in Lake Manyara which is an alkaline lake and was created by a deep depression.


The incredible bird species and tree-climbing lion are the biggest highlights of this national park.

  • Birdwatching is the biggest highlight of Lake Manyara National Park. the 1.9 million flamingos and 370 bird species of this national park can make a normal person to avid bird-watcher. 
  • The tree-climbing lions are the most unique creature you can spot in Lake Manyara National Pak the exact reason why the lions in Lake Manyara climb the tree is still unknown.  
  • The giant soda lake is the perfect place in Lake Manyara national park to spot its large herds of flamingos. 
  • The tree-top walkway of this national park lets you experience the Lake Manyara National Park from a unique viewpoint. 

Best Time to visit

The dry season June to September is the best time to visit the Lake Manyara National Park. . Around this time wildlife watching is phenomenal. And, you can spot large herds of animals gathered around the waterholes.  

But people who wish to spot flamingos and other bird species should plan their Lake Manyara Safari from November to April.  


Lake Manyara National Park supports 110 different unique eco-system which supports a large diversity of wildlife. As you explore this national park you can amazing wildlife such as monkeys, gazelles, baboons, hyenas, warthogs, giraffes, zebras, impalas and many others.

This national park is also famous for its tree-climbing lions, which you can spot on a game drive.


Below are some activities in which you can take part during your Lake Manyara Safaris.  

Game drive – Game drives in Lake Manyara national park are one of the best ways to observe its wildlife. There are two different game drives available in this national park, the morning game drive and the evening game drive.

This park also offers a night game drive where you can spot nocturnal animals.

Nature walks– Nature walks in Lake Manyara takes lets you witness its wildlife on foot. This activity is carried out by experienced guides in a company of armed rangers.

During your nature walks in Lake Manyara national park you can walk on the treetop walkways, which is a designated walkway made in this national park to get close to the wildlife and wilderness of this national park.

Bird watching – Known as a birding paradise, Lake Manyara offers a spectacular bird-watching experience in the wet season (from November to July).

Canoe Ride

You can experience Lake Manyara’s stunning landscape and teeming wildlife in a very relaxing way, on a canoe ride. this activity also lets you spot aquatic animals.

Community visit – You meet the local tribe, the Maasai people during your community visit in Lake Manyara National Park.  

Lake Manyara National Park, with its stunning landscapes and rich wildlife, offers a captivating safari experience. From tree-climbing lions to flocks of flamingos, it's a true gem of Tanzania's natural wonders.

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